- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Saints just sent out an announcement that quarterback Drew Brees has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Bart Starr Award.
Voted on by players around the league, the award is designed to honor a player who exhibits outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.
We all know that Brees has made a huge impact on the New Orleans area since arriving as a free agent in 2006, and his accomplishments on the field speak for themselves. Some past winners of this award are Warrick Dunn, Reggie White, Anthony Munoz and Kurt Warner.
Brees will be given the award Feb. 5 at an event leading up to the Super Bowl.